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How does your library address questions about Internet safety? Does your organization offer classes in how to protect your privacy online?
Internet safety can be a tricky subject to teach. It is an
essential skill to include in basic digital literacy instruction, but
determining what content to include and how to teach it can present many
challenges. Information about Internet safety, computer security, and
online privacy can change on a regular basis, making it difficult to
design curriculum and teach classes without a fear of becoming outdated.Internet
safety instruction doesn’t have to be difficult, though! This session, Public Tech Instruction: Internet Safety, this Wednesday, March 26 at 11 a.m. Pacific time (2 p.m. Eastern)
will share best practices for teaching Internet safety in group and
individual settings to patrons in public libraries and nonprofit
We will hear from the Monroe County Public Library
(Indiana) about the types of Internet safety instruction they have been
offering, and how they approach teaching this topic. We will also share
tips for how to use and adapt existing instructional materials that are
freely available to ensure that the information presented is accurate
and up to date.This webinar is part of a series of webinars
highlighting public technology instruction. Each webinar will explore a
different topic or aspect of teaching tech in public libraries, and will
provide practical tips for libraries of all sizes.
Register today, as space is limited!
Becky Wiegand is the Webinar Program Manager at TechSoup.org @bajeckabean on Twitter